Books by Dr. Gregory S. Neal
Grace Upon Grace * Seeking the Shepherds Arms

Grace Upon Grace:
Sacramental Theology and the Christian Life
Second Edition

Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Westbow Press (December, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1-49086-006-0

This book is about sacramental theology -- the field of Christian thought which deals with the many means by which believers receive God's grace. Chapters include:

Chapter One: The Means of Grace

Chapter Two: The Stages of Grace

  • Prevenient Grace
  • Justifying Grace
  • Sanctifying Grace
  • Perfection

Chapter Three: The Sacraments as Means of Grace

  • Defining the Sacraments
  • A New Definition
  • Sacraments or Ordinances?

Chapter Four: Baptism as a Means of Grace

  • Linguistic Considerations
  • Infant Baptism
  • Confirmation

Chapter Five: Communion as a Means of Grace

  • The Principle Question
  • Memorial Representation
  • Real Presence
  • Scriptural Foundations
  • Who or What is Transformed

Chapter Six: The Sacramentals as Means of Grace

  • Forgiveness
  • Healing
  • Marriage
  • Ordination
  • Prayer
  • Giving
  • Footwashing
  • A Sacrament or a Sacramental

Chapter Seven: The Scriptures as Means of Grace

Chapter Eight: Skipping Stones and the Means of Grace

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Seeking The Shepherd's Arms:
Reflections from the Pastoral Side of Life.

Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: Koinonia Press (September, 2003)
ISBN: 0967907411

"Ministry is a joy! Ministry is rewarding and exciting! It says so, right on the label. No one ever told me that ministry can also be difficult, frustrating, thankless and painful. They didn't mention that ministry can be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. The demands of ordained and lay ministry can leave one beaten down, depressed, and dejected. It was in the course of parish ministry - in the course of being beaten down and built back up again - that the chapters of this volume were written. This is a book of devotional reflections for lay and ordained Christians in ministry. Some of the chapters may leave you smiling, others may challenge you, and still others may have you scratching your head. There’s something in this book for everyone."

Chapters include:

Of Dogs, Little Boys, and Grown-ups
The Relativity of Time
The Rape of Tamar
The Rain of God’s Love
The Steadfast Love of the Lord
Mountain Climbing
Naaman and Healing
Advent Confessions
Gossip and the Seven Deadly Sins
What Defiles?
Belly Button Lent
Why We Prepare in Lent
Words of Grace
Good Works
What’s An Ebenezer?

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